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Preliminary epidemiological assessment of MERS-CoV outbreak in South Korea, May to June 2015.
Euro Surveill. 2015 Jun 25; 20(25):7-13.ES

Abstract

South Korea is experiencing the largest outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infections outside the Arabian Peninsula, with 166 laboratory-confirmed cases, including 24 deaths up to 19 June 2015. We estimated that the mean incubation period was 6.7 days and the mean serial interval 12.6 days. We found it unlikely that infectiousness precedes symptom onset. Based on currently available data, we predict an overall case fatality risk of 21% (95% credible interval: 14–31).

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World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26132767

Citation

Cowling, B J., et al. "Preliminary Epidemiological Assessment of MERS-CoV Outbreak in South Korea, May to June 2015." Euro Surveillance : Bulletin Europeen Sur Les Maladies Transmissibles = European Communicable Disease Bulletin, vol. 20, no. 25, 2015, pp. 7-13.
Cowling BJ, Park M, Fang VJ, et al. Preliminary epidemiological assessment of MERS-CoV outbreak in South Korea, May to June 2015. Euro Surveill. 2015;20(25):7-13.
Cowling, B. J., Park, M., Fang, V. J., Wu, P., Leung, G. M., & Wu, J. T. (2015). Preliminary epidemiological assessment of MERS-CoV outbreak in South Korea, May to June 2015. Euro Surveillance : Bulletin Europeen Sur Les Maladies Transmissibles = European Communicable Disease Bulletin, 20(25), 7-13.
Cowling BJ, et al. Preliminary Epidemiological Assessment of MERS-CoV Outbreak in South Korea, May to June 2015. Euro Surveill. 2015 Jun 25;20(25):7-13. PubMed PMID: 26132767.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Preliminary epidemiological assessment of MERS-CoV outbreak in South Korea, May to June 2015. AU - Cowling,B J, AU - Park,M, AU - Fang,V J, AU - Wu,P, AU - Leung,G M, AU - Wu,J T, Y1 - 2015/06/25/ PY - 2015/7/2/entrez PY - 2015/7/2/pubmed PY - 2015/10/27/medline SP - 7 EP - 13 JF - Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin JO - Euro Surveill VL - 20 IS - 25 N2 - South Korea is experiencing the largest outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infections outside the Arabian Peninsula, with 166 laboratory-confirmed cases, including 24 deaths up to 19 June 2015. We estimated that the mean incubation period was 6.7 days and the mean serial interval 12.6 days. We found it unlikely that infectiousness precedes symptom onset. Based on currently available data, we predict an overall case fatality risk of 21% (95% credible interval: 14–31). SN - 1560-7917 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26132767/Preliminary_epidemiological_assessment_of_MERS_CoV_outbreak_in_South_Korea_May_to_June_2015_ L2 - http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=21163 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -